XBiz calls itself “The Industry Source” for adult business owners and webmasters. Today it reports that “An organized group that waged a local war against Capital Video from opening a large adult store in the middle of town was victorious… The decision to regulate the sale of adult content within town limits grew from a belief that the proposed Capital Video store would create a negative impact on the community, a popular argument that cites the secondary effects of pornography being harmful.”
Read the full story (XBiz site, has explicit ads).
Some people have made comments on this blog and elsewhere critical of our approach to the problems posed by porn and the porn industry. Some say our efforts are pointless. Others say they could be better directed. I’d say a handful of people with support from their neighbors and a weblog have got the attention of the adult industry in a very short period of time. Other citizens elsewhere should feel encouraged to do the same.
Additional coverage of NoPornNorthampton in the adult news industry includes (all links go to pages with explicit ads):
XBiz, 7/6: “Liberal Town Says ‘No’ to Porn Shop”
AdultFYI, 11/11: “Capital Video Defeated by Anti-Porn group”